Laws violated by Tulfo in PGH incident

BY CNN: In the video, Tulfo is seen letting out expletives at Dr. Jayvee Guerrero, who was urging the broadcaster to refrain from taking videos in the hospital. Guerrero said taking videos was in violation of their privacy rights, but Tulfo said he was merely "pleading" the doctor to attend to the patient. SOURCE: cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/08/19/up-union-ramon-tulfo-pgh-video.html

BY INTERAKSYON: What Tulfo is asking of the public violates a number of laws, according to an official from PGH.

University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa explained that taking photos and videos without the subject’s consent primarily violates the Data Privacy Act.

Committing such actions could also make you liable under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and the Anti-Wire Tapping Law.

“Kung kayo po ay may reklamo sa pampublikong doktor, nurse o kawani, sumanguni kayo o sumulat sa Director ng hospital,” he advised.

The hospital emergency room is also not a public space, even if the establishment itself is government-funded.
“Emergency room yun eh. Diba pag ganyan, usually kung anu-ano na itsura ng mga tao? Pag emergency, kunwari may na nabaril or nasaksak, minsan nahuhubaran na yun pasyente para i-treat di ba? (It’s an emergency room and sometimes, in emergencies like when someone has been shot or stabbed, sometimes they take the patient’s clothes off for treatment),” Data Privacy Lawyer Cecilia Soria said in an interview with Philstar.com.

Tulfo previously apologized to the patients who got involved in the incident, but stood his ground that the doctors were the ones at fault.

The UP-PGH had already filed an appeal for legal action against Tulfo.

In its statement, it maintained that Tulfo and his team had committed at least six violations for their unnecessary tirade. SOURCE: How Ramon Tulfo is trying to justify his outburst against PGH By Catalina Ricci Madarang | August 28, 2018, 5:57 PM; www.interaksyon.com/how-ramon-tulfo-is-trying-to-justify-his-outburst-against-pgh/

RAMON: Ramon "Mon" Teshiba Tulfo Jr. is a Filipino TV host, radio broadcaster and columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Tulfo

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